ESTERO, FL – The ECHL announced on Wednesday that Florida Everblades forward Matt Willows has been named to the 2015-16 ECHL All-Rookie Team.
Willows, 24, leads all rookies with 39 assists and 62 points while ranking fourth among first-year players with 23 goals. He has 10 power-play assists, which is tied for third among rookies, and his 15 power-play points are fourth. Willows has also recorded 16 multi-point games this season.
The 5-9-185-pound forward collected 35 points (19g,16a) in 40 games played last season during his senior campaign at the University of New Hampshire. In addition, he logged five points (3g, 2a) in 11 appearances with the Worcester Sharks (AHL) last spring. The Congers, New York native totaled a balanced 90 points (45g, 45a) during this four-year collegiate career at New Hampshire.
The following is a complete listing of the 2015-16 ECHL All-Rookie Team:
G – Vitek Vanecek, South Carolina StingraysD – Jacob MacDonald, Elmira JackalsD – Ben Marshall, Indy FuelF – Dan DeSalvo, Tulsa OilersF – Cason Hohmann, Elmira JackalsF – Matt Willows, Florida Everblades
The Everblades return to action on Thursday evening when they battle the Orlando Solar Bears at the Amway Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. Fans can catch the game broadcast on 770 AM or online by CLICKING HERE
Upcoming Home Games & Promotions
Friday, April 8 vs. Orlando, 7:30 p.m.Fan Appreciation Weekend begins! Everyone will receive a FREE Everblades team photo courtesy of FGCU & Direct Impressions....The first 200 fans will receive a FREE ticket to Naples Zoo! There will be prizes and giveaways all night long! Following the game there will be an auction of hockey portraits painted by Evebrlades players which will benefit the For the Kids Foundation. Saturday, April 9 vs. Orlando, 7:00 p.m.Fan Appreciation Weekend continues! The first 5,000 fans will receive a FREE rally card! Fans will receive a Wawa food voucher as they exit the arena...The Everblades team awards ceremony will take place prior to the game More prizes and giveaways handed out to fans throughout the night! The white jerseys the team wore this season will be auctioned off following the game.
Game Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online atwww.ticketmaster.com
Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price, and also receive an Everblades souvenir! Group tickets are available for all home games. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825.
2016-17 Season Ticket Plans Now Available: Full and flexible partial season ticket plans are currently available for the 2016-17 season. We offer several tickets packages designed to help fit your budget and schedule. For more information, call 239-948-7825, or stop by the team’s main office located at Germain Arena from Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fans may also stop by our sales tables located in the concourse at Everblades games. .
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